About DC Central Kitchen

As the nation’s first and leading community kitchen, DC Central Kitchen develops and operates social ventures targeting the cycle of hunger and poverty. The organization’s life-changing ventures provide culinary training to jobless adults, turn wasted food into balanced meals for shelters and nonprofits, expand access to healthy food, and provide healthy, scratch-cooked meals in low-income schools. These efforts have been recognized with the leading national award for healthy school food innovation, The Golden Carrot; the Washington Business Journal’s Green Business Award for Innovation; and the DC Chamber of Commerce’s Community Impact Award. To learn more, visit or follow @dcck on Twitter.



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DC Central Kitchen has several professionally-produced videos that showcase our work and impact. View them on our Vimeo page.


Members of the media are encouraged to use images from DC Central Kitchen’s photo archives on our Flickr page. Please credit DC Central Kitchen.


Erica Teti-Zilinskas
Director of Communications & Marketing